MGM hotel hack may have revealed personal data of 142 MILLION guests – more than TEN TIMES the previously reported number
- A MGM hack from last year may be much bigger than previously thought
- Hackers sell the personal data of more than 142 million guests
- In previous reports, the figure was linked to approximately 10.6 million guests
- The wealth of data can still be as large as 200 million people
A hack of MGM hotels may have affected more than 142 million guests.
According to a report by ZDNet, new information came out this week suggesting that the 10.6 million guests reported earlier in February were vastly underestimated.
The new figure comes from a dark web ad listing the stolen data for $ 2,900. It says that the wealth of stolen information includes 142,479,937 MGM hotel guests.
MGM Resorts, which has resorts in Detroit, Mississippi, Maryland and New Jersey, as well as famed Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and The Mirage, was hit by a breakthrough last year
The data breach had been revealed under similar circumstances earlier in February when a hacker provided free information on 10.6 million MGM hotel guests.
Among the people involved in the breach were Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey and Justin Bieber according to previous reports.
ZDNet verified that there was no financial information in the breach and, according to an MGM spokesperson, it usually consisted of ‘contact details such as names, postal addresses and email addresses’.
MGM says it addressed the situation with affected guests, but did not report the extent of the breach at the time.
“MGM Resorts was aware of the magnitude of this previously reported incident last summer and has already addressed the situation,” an MGM spokesperson told ZDNet.
According to ZDNet, there is still a chance that the breach could even exceed the 142 million users currently confirmed.
Irina Nesterovsky, Head of Research at threat intelligence agency KELA, told ZDNet that reports of data from MGM hotel guests on Russian-speaking hacking forums claim to have more than 200 million guests in their possession.